Research trends: Effect of reformer in IR-MCFC

H. K. Park, Y. R. Lee, M. H. Kim, G. Y. Chung, SukWoo Nam, S. A. Hong, T. H. Lim, H. C. Lim

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The effect of the reformer in an internal-reforming MCFC, looking at temperature distributions, methane conversion and gas compositions was modeled. In the reformer, the methane reforming and water-gas shift reactions occur simultaneously and the conversion of methane to hydrogen, calculated including the thermo-dynamic equilibrium of the reaction, reaches 99%. The endothermic reforming reaction contributes to a uniform temperature distribution. As the methane/water-gas molar ratio decreases at a fixed total flow rate, the working voltage decreases. This is an abstract of an original article originally published in J. of Power Sources 104(1) 140-147 (15 January 2002).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-147
Number of pages8
JournalFuel Cells Bulletin
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology

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Park, H. K., Lee, Y. R., Kim, M. H., Chung, G. Y., Nam, S., Hong, S. A., Lim, T. H., & Lim, H. C. (2002). Research trends: Effect of reformer in IR-MCFC. Fuel Cells Bulletin, 2002(6), 140-147.